Funding for this research was provided by:
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (UG3HD096929)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (K24AI143471)
Received: 1 June 2020
Accepted: 19 May 2021
First Online: 31 May 2021
: We obtained ethical approval from the institutional review boards of Saint Louis University (St. Louis, MO), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC), and the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (Lagos, Nigeria). We received a waiver of written informed consent for the designathon and used an online consent form to obtain informed consent. All participants provided consent to participate. The age of research consent in Nigeria is 14 years old.
: We obtained verbal consent from designathon participants to publish photographs of their participation in the event. We used an online consent form to obtain informed consent from participants. Before entering the online study materials, participants were presented with contest terms and conditions that included the following statement: “by continuing any use of this website and by submitting an application to the HIV self-testing designathon, you expressly consent to the official rules and terms.” Participants had the option to click “I agree” or “I disagree” to acknowledge that they had read and understood the informed consent, and either agree or disagree to participate in the study.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.